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Ted Adams (I) (1890–1973)

The son of vaudeville performers, Richard Theodore "Ted" Adams was part of his parents' troupe before attending Cornell University at the age of 18. After college he did stock work for three years before going to New York City and stage work there. For more than half his life he performed on the stage before coming to films around 1926. He and his ... See full bio »

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 1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
- Rawhide Gold (1953)
 1952 Kansas Territory
Ed Rank
 1952 Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (TV Series)
Kemp the 'Propman'
- Murder on Stage 9 (1952) ... Kemp the 'Propman'
 1951 Westward the Women
Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 The Vanishing Outpost
Matt, Phony Pinkerton Agent
 1950-1951 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Caleb Wilson / Cal / Phony Marshal
- Performance Bond (1951) ... Caleb Wilson
- Freight Line Feud (1951) ... Cal
- Newspaper Crusader (1950) ... Phony Marshal
 1951 Heart of the Rockies
Old Rancher (uncredited)
 1951 Night Riders of Montana
Henchman Connors
 1951 Abilene Trail
Town Sheriff
 1951 Prairie Roundup
Deputy at Trial (uncredited)
 1950 Law of the Panhandle
Fred Kendal
 1950 Frisco Tornado
2nd Stage Driver (uncredited)
 1950 A Wonderful Life (Short)
Man in Car (uncredited)
 1950 I Killed Geronimo
Walt Anderson
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Burbridge
- The Wrong Man (1950) ... Burbridge
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Henchman Sam
 1949 Fighting Man of the Plains
Railroad Paymaster (uncredited)
 1949 Navajo Trail Raiders
Sheriff Robbins
 1949 San Antone Ambush
Stageline Agent (uncredited)
 1949 Haunted Trails
Rancher Thompson
 1949 Stallion Canyon
Wolf Norton
 1949 King of the Rocket Men
Martin Conway [Chs. 1-4]
 1949 Across the Rio Grande
Tom Sloan
 1949 The Mutineers
Mr. Benson (uncredited)
 1949 Brothers in the Saddle
Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
 1949 Shadows of the West
Paul Davis
 1949 Outlaw Country
Frank Evans
 1948 Quick on the Trigger
Sheriff Martin Oaks
 1948 Gunning for Justice
Lem Tolliver
 1948 Back Trail
Bob Frazer
 1948 Frontier Agent
Jim Kerrigan
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Oldtimer' Meggs, Skagway Kates Piano Player
 1948 Crossed Trails
Bill Laswell
 1948 Are You with It?
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1948 Overland Trails
Matt Cramer
 1947 Gun Talk
Express Agent Tim
 1947 Under Colorado Skies
Doc Thornhill
 1947 The Last Round-up
Harris (uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Express
Henchman Lem
 1947 Buckaroo from Powder River
Bartender Lon Driscoll (uncredited)
 1947 Killer Dill
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Flashing Guns
Ripley, Gambler
 1947 Code of the Saddle
Buck Stace
 1947 Song of the Wasteland
Luke Forbes
 1947 The Law Comes to Gunsight
Ben Prescott
 1947 The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West
Hamid (uncredited)
 1947 Buffalo Bill Rides Again
Henchman Sam
 1947 Range Beyond the Blue
Uncle Henry Rodgers
 1947 Valley of Fear
Henchman Wilkins
 1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown
Sheriff
 1947 Raiders of the South
Prosecuting Attorney
 1947 Son of Zorro
Henchman (uncredited)
 1946 Stagecoach to Denver
Crooked Sheriff
 1946 Silver Range
Jason Turner
 1946 Shadows on the Range
Bart Brennan
 1946 Trigger Fingers
Stub Allen
 1946 Red River Renegades
Frank Stevens
 1946 Tumbleweed Trail
Lawyer Small
 1946 Renegades
Barfly (uncredited)
 1946 The Gentleman from Texas
Williams
 1946 Under Arizona Skies
Deputy John Carter
 1946 Swing, Cowboy, Swing
Henchman
 1945 Jungle Raiders
Witch Doctor #1 (uncredited)
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Arena Coach Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Hail to the Rangers
Schuyler
 1943 Cattle Stampede
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Stapleton, Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1943 Daredevils of the West
Silas Higby
 1943 Corregidor
Ordnance Officer (uncredited)
 1943 The Kid Rides Again
Sundown Sheriff
 1942 The Sundown Kid
Jim Dawson
 1942 The Boss of Big Town
Dairy Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Outlaws of Boulder Pass
Sheriff
 1942 The Mysterious Rider
Replaced by Karl Hackett (credit only)
 1942 Overland Stagecoach
Sheriff
 1942 Along the Sundown Trail
Deputy Casey (uncredited)
 1942 King of the Stallions
Jake Barlow
 1942 Law and Order
Sheriff Jeff
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted
Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns
Sheriff Carson
 1942 Rolling Down the Great Divide
Roger Martin
 1942 Billy the Kid Trapped
Sheriff Masters
 1941 Fighting Bill Fargo
Henchman Vic Savage
 1941 The Lone Rider Ambushed
Deputy Sheriff
 1941 The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury
Case Murdock
 1941 Thunder Over the Prairie
Dave Wheeler
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Hank (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid
'Buz' Cobb
 1941 Billy the Kid's Range War
Sheriff Black
 1940 Riders from Nowhere
Ranger (uncredited)
 1940 Billy the Kid's Gun Justice
Sheriff - main part
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Vigilante (uncredited)
 1940 Law and Order
Walt Daggett
 1940 Riders of Black Mountain
Henchman Pete Smith
 1940 Wyoming
Smalley's Brother (uncredited)
 1940 Gun Code
Sheriff Kramer
 1940 Billy the Kid Outlawed
Sam Daly
 1940 Sky Bandits
Henchman Gary
 1940 Frontier Crusader
Henchman Jack Trask
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
E.J. Jenkins
 1940 Pinto Canyon
Jim Farley
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin
Henchman Magee
 1940 Phantom Rancher
Collins
 1940 Wild Horse Valley
Baker - Ranch Foreman
 1940 East Side Kids
Schmidt (as Richard Adams)
 1940 Pioneer Days
Slater
 1939 Fangs of the Wild
Frank Lewis
 1939 El Diablo Rides
Buck Lambert
 1939 Crashing Thru
Eskimo Pete (holdup gang)
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona
Rancher Buzz Sawyer (uncredited)
 1939 Fighting Mad
Henchman Leon
 1939 The Pal from Texas
Ace Brady
 1939 Trigger Fingers
Henchman Jeff Thurston
 1939 The Fighting Renegade
Link Benson
 1939 Port of Hate
Adams
 1939 Straight Shooter
Brainard
 1939 Riders of the Sage
Poe Powers
 1939 Three Texas Steers
Henchman Steve
 1939 Mesquite Buckaroo
Luke Williams
 1939 Outlaws' Paradise
Slim Marsh
 1939 Texas Wildcats
Reno, Emporium Owner
 1939 Smoky Trails
Gang leader
 1939 Code of the Cactus
Thurston
 1939 Six-Gun Rhythm
Sheriff Joe
 1939 In Old Montana
Army Colonel
 1939 Trigger Pals
Harvey Kent
 1938 Six-Gun Trail
Henchman
 1938 Pals of the Saddle
Henry C. Gordon
 1938 Paroled from the Big House
H.S. 'Slicker' Nixon (as Richard Adams)
 1938 Desert Patrol
Apache Joe
 1938 Gunsmoke Trail
Outlaw Leader Loma
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Moore (uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Drake / Trooper (uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Henchman Carlson [Chs.1,3-5,7,10-11,14-15]
 1937 Colorado Kid
Sheriff Bill Hannon
 1937 Sudden Bill Dorn
Henchman Fontana
 1937 Boss of Lonely Valley
Slim
 1937 Arizona Gunfighter
Wolf Whitson aka Pop Whittaker
 1937 Rustlers' Valley
Henchman Taggart
 1937 Smoke Tree Range
Gil Hawkins
 1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard
Montritz Hotel Valet-Henchman (as Richard Ted Adams)
 1937 Guns in the Dark
Manuel Mendez
 1937 It Happened Out West
Henchman Tex (as Richard Adams)
 1937 Lawless Land
Clay Wheeler
 1937 The Gambling Terror
Sheriff
 1936 Song of the Gringo
Evans (uncredited)
 1936 Undercover Man
Ace Pringle
 1936 The Black Coin
Auto Mechanic [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
 1936 The Crooked Trail
Estaban Solano
 1936 Three on the Trail
Henchman Jim Trask
 1936 Desert Phantom
Salizar
 1936 Border Caballero
Buff Brayden
 1936 Heart of the West
Henchman Saxon
 1936/I Custer's Last Stand
Barney (henchman) / Buffalo Bill Cody [Chs. 6-7]
 1936 The Lion Man
Sheikh Youssef Ab-Dur (as Richard Adams)
 1935 Lawless Border
Jack Warren
 1935 The Law of 45's
Gordon Rontell
 1935 The Fighting Marines
Pete, Pilot Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 His Fighting Blood
Marsden
 1935 Hop-a-long Cassidy
Hall
 1935 Toll of the Desert
Teague
 1935 Social Error
Haggerty - June's Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1934 Gunfire
Alex McGregor
 1934 The Big Race
The Big Boss (uncredited)
 1933 Sagebrush Trail
Taggart (uncredited)
 1933 War of the Range
Jim Warren (as Theodore Adams)
 1933 Her Forgotten Past
Hickey (uncredited)
 1933 Easy Millions (as Theodore Adams)
 1933 Man of Action
Red Deevers
 1932 The Savage Girl
Chauffeur (as Theodore Adams)
 1932 Wild Horse Mesa
Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 Gambling Sex
Gambler (uncredited)
 1932 Malay Nights
Sailor (uncredited)
 1932 The Fighting Gentleman
Carnival Man, Tossing Booth (uncredited)
 1932 Beyond the Rockies
Emory
 1932 Ghost Valley
Gordon
 1932 Battling Buckaroo
Pedro
 1932 Human Targets
Deputy
 1931 Cavalier of the West
Lee Burgess (as Theodore Adams)
 1931 Cyclone Kid
Joe Clark
 1931 Ships of Hate
The Professor
 1931 Rider of the Plains
Parson Jim Wallace, formerly known as Larkin
 1931 God's Country and the Man
Mexican Lt. José Romero
 1930 Under Texas Skies
Tom - Circle A Hand (uncredited)
 1930 Beyond the Law
Corporal (uncredited)
 1925 The Road Agent
Doctor
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Stage: Appeared in "Kongo" on Broadway.

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